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August 28, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Considering Reviving U.S. Ranger Pickup

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Ford Motor Co. is considering bringing its smaller Ranger pickup back to North America later this decade to compete in the suddenly competitive mid-size-pickup segment, according to reports by Bloomberg and the Detroit News.

Tags: Ford Ranger, Ford, Mid-Size Pickups

August 17, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Pushes Vehicles to the Limit in Cold Weather Testing

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford vehicles of all sizes – from Focus to F-Series Super Duty – annually submit to subzero testing in the U.S. military’s all-weather laboratory designed to recreate nearly every weather condition on earth.

Tags: Vehicle Testing, Ford, Ford Super Duty, Winter Driving

August 11, 2015 - Press Release

Alliance AutoGas Leads EPA Certifications

Alliance AutoGas has converted more than 7,400 vehicles to run on cleaner-burning, affordable, domestically-produced propane autogas with bi-fuel systems used by General Motors, Ford Motor Company and FCA to convert shuttles, vans, trucks, buses and taxis.

Tags: Alliance AutoGas, Propane Autogas, Ford, General Motors, Bi-Fuel Conversions, FCA US

August 11, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Offers Global Mobility Gamification Challenge

The Ford Smart Mobility Game Challenge, developed with Cologne Game Lab, encourages developers to turn the challenge of integrating different transport modes within a city into fun and engaging online games.

Tags: Mobility, Gamification, Ford

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Video: Ford Develops Screen to Keep Out Spiders

The screen prevents spiders from building cocoon-like webs dense enough to potentially block fuel vapor lines -- a problem that can damage engines and diminish vehicle performance.

Tags: Ford

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

2016 F-150 Gets Sport Mode From Mustang

Photo of 2016 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford is adding a sport mode to its 2016 F-150 that has been borrowed from the 2016 Mustang, the automaker announced. Ford is offering sport mode as a standard feature across the F-150 lineup.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, Ford Mustang

August 4, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Upgrading Crashworthiness of 2016 F-150

Photos of crash-testing of the crew cab (left) and extended cab models of the 2015 F-150 courtesy of IIHS.

The 2016 Ford F-150 will offer increased driver crash protection from the 2015 model, after the extended-cab model didn't earn the top safety rating in an insurance industry crash test, a spokesman told Automotive Fleet.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Pickup Trucks, 2016-MY, IIHS, Crash Tests

July 30, 2015 - Industry News

Aluminum F-150 Named IIHS Top Pick

Photo courtesy of IIHS.

Ford's 2015 F-150 crew cab model has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the extended cab model was rated as good by the group.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Aluminum, Crash Tests, 2015-MY, IIHS, Top Safety Pick

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Five Models for Parking Brakes

Photo of Explorer courtesy of Ford.

Included are 2015-2016 model-year Explorer, 2015 Taurus and Flex, 2015 Lincoln MKS and 2015 Lincoln MKT vehicles.

Tags: Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, Ford Explorer, Lincoln MKT, Recalls, Ford, 2015-MY, Ford Flex, 2016-MY, Mid-Size SUVs, Luxury SUVs, Full-Size Sedans

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Adds Top Trim F-150 Limited for 2016

Photo if 2016 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford introduces improvements, more standard technology and driver convenience features with 2016 F-150 Limited. Ford's new luxury trim will go on sale this winter.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, 2016-MY, Large Pickups

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Developing Headlights for Hazards at Night

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Ford is developing headlights that will help drivers more easily identify potential hazards while driving at night that will also widen the beam at tricky junctions, Ford has announced.

Tags: Headlights, Ford, Night Driving

July 15, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Explains F-150's Air Curtain Technology

Photo of 2015 F-150 in a wind tunnel courtesy of Ford.

Ford implemented new air curtain technology on its 2015 F-150 that directs air flow in a way that reduces drag and aids fuel efficiency, according to Ford.

Tags: Ford F-150, Fuel Efficiency, Ford, Aerodynamics

July 10, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Pairs Electric Bicycle With Transit Connect

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has developed a prototype electric bicycle that folds into the back of its Transit Connect compact van for possible use in congested cities by couriers, electricians and delivery services.

Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Ford, Bicycles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Delivery Fleets

July 2, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Escape, Focus, C-MAX

Photo of Ford Escape courtesy of Ford.

In nearly 433,000 vehicles in North America, a glitch in the body control module software may cause the engine to continue to run after the driver tries to turn off the ignition.

Tags: Ford Escape, Ford Focus, Recalls, Ford, Ford C-Max, 2015-MY, Compact SUVs, Compact Cars

June 30, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Photo of 2016 Super Duty lineup courtesy of Ford.

Ford has announced fleet incentives for its 2016 model-year vehicles for Ford and Lincoln branded cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

Tags: Fleet Incentives, Ford, 2016-MY, Lincoln, Police Vehicles

June 26, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Adds Advanced Camera System to Super Duty Trucks

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

Ford is adding a new split-view camera system that helps drivers see around corners to its next generation of Super Duty trucks and will add rear-view cameras standard equipment on its 2018 light-duty vehicles, Ford has announced.

Tags: Trailers, Ford, Rear-View Cameras, 2018-MY, Ford Super Duty, Camera System

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Camera Tech Helps See Around Corners

Photo of 2016 Ford Explorer courtesy of Ford.

The manufacturer debuts its split-view camera feature on Edge and Explorer vehicles in the U.S. and China.

Tags: Ford Focus, Ford Explorer, Ford Fusion, Ford Mustang, Ford, Driver Assistance Systems, Ford Edge, Ford Super Duty, Camera System

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Releases Driver Data from Hewlett-Packard Fleet Study

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. has released some preliminary findings from an ongoing experiment tracking the behavior of drivers in Hewlett-Packard's fleet. The companies gave a June 15 presentation at the Global Fleet Conference.

Tags: driver behavior, Hewlett-Packard, Ford, Big Data, Global Fleet Conference

June 24, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Vans, Escapes for Instrument Panel

Photo courtesy of Ford.

To fix the problem, Ford dealers will update the instrument panel cluster software -- free of charge.

Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Cargo Vans, Ford Escape

June 24, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Announces More 2016 F-150 Updates

Photo of 2016 F-150 Lariat with appearance package courtesy of Ford.

Ford will add new special editions of the F-150 for the 2016 model year and equip the nation's top-selling truck with its new SYNC 3 infotainment system, in addition to the previously announced gaseous-fuel prep package and trailer assist option.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-150, 2016-MY, Large Pickups

June 12, 2015 - Press Release

Ford Allows 3D Printable Models of Vehicles

Photo of F-150 model courtesy of Ford.

Ford customers and enthusiasts can now download digital images for Ford vehicles at the first-ever, automaker-authorized one-stop online store for 3D-printable vehicle files.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, 3D Printing

June 10, 2015 - Industry News

2016 Ford Explorer Goes On Sale

Photo of 2016 Explorer courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2016 Explorer mid-size SUV with the new 2.3-liter inline-4 EcoBoost has begun rolling off the assembly line in Chicago, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Ford Explorer, Ford, Engines, Mid-Size SUVs, 2016-MY

June 5, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Upgrades Transit Connect Van for 2016

Photo of 2016 Transit Connect Wagon's blind spot monitoring system courtesy of Ford.

Ford has added a flexible-fuel option and a perimeter alarm with its 2016 Transit Connect cargo van and several new options on the passenger variant, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Ford, Compact Vans, 2016-MY

June 5, 2015 - Global News

Vincentric Announces Best Fleet Value in Canada

The fourth annual Vincentric Best Fleet Value in Canada awards were announced. Ford Motor Company and Toyota Motor Corporation topped the list.

Tags: Toyota, Canada, Vincentric, Ford, General Motors, Daimler, Best Fleet Value in Canada awards, FCA

June 3, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Adds Rear-View Camera to 2016 Transit Van

Photo of 2016 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford is adding a rear-view camera as standard equipment on its 2016 model-year Transit van, as well as several options including the SYNC 3 infotainment system, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, 2016-MY


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